Over the years a consensus has developed that
involving users directly in the software development
process can lead to more useful and usable systems.
This has found its clearest expression in the
Participatory Design (PD) movement. However, a
limitation of PD is that it has primarily focused on
project stakeholders being co-located, whereas in
recent years we are starting to see software
development projects involve more distributed
collaborations. This workshop is aimed at researchers
and practitioners with an interest to overcome the
challenges of performing PD in distributed design
teams. Several critical issues need examination in order
to understand the usefulness and constraints of
distributed participatory design (DPD).
2008. 3953-3956 p.